Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Band Shell Classics

Tomorrow night at 7 pm in Atwater Park the Shorewood Concert band is proud to present our fourth and final concert of the 2011 Season.

"Band Shell Classics"
Bandology by Eric Osterling
Entry of the Gladiators by Julius Fucik; arr. Andrew Balent
Morceau de Concert - Opus 94, Third Movement by Camille Saint-Saens; arr. Donald Miller featuring Horn Soloist Mike Keegan
The Klaxon by Henry Fillmore; arr. Frederick Fennell
Toccata for Band by Frank Erickson
Lassus Trombone by Henry Fillmore; arr. Loras J. Schissel
Finale from William Tell Overture by G. Rossini; arr. Robert Longfield
Highlights from Oklahoma by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein 2nd; arr. Paul Yoder
Washington Grays by Claudio S. Grafulla; arr. G.H. Reeves
Semper Fidelis by John Philip Sousa

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

S.O.U.S.A. and Friends

Tomorrow is our annual 4th of July concert during Shorewood's Family Day celebrations. The concert starts at 6:30 in Atwater Park, where Capitol Drive meets Lake Drive on the lovely shores of Lake Michigan.

Star Spangled Banner arranged by John Philip Sousa
National Emblem by E.E. Bagley; arr. Fredrick Fennell
Liberty Bell by John Philip Sousa; arr. Bill Holcombe
Bucky Badger arr. Wayne M. Becker
Washington Post by John Philip Sousa
You're a Grand Old Flag by George M. Cohan; arr. Edward McLinn
High School Cadets by John Philip Sousa; arr. Don Keller
This Land Is Your Land by Woodie Guthrie; arr. George Kenny
I Am the Guard by Arthur Fields
Armed Forces - The Pride of America arr. Larry Clark & Greg Gilpin
I've Made My Plans for the Summer by John Philip Sousa; arr. Patricia Backhaus
Happy Birthday (Dear U.S.A.) by Mildred J. Hill & Patty S. Hill; arr. Paul Lavender
The Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa

So that's 6 numbers written or arranged by John Philip Sousa.
What can one say about John Philip Sousa that hasn't been said a hundred times before?
Come find out!

Our final concert of the year will be the Thursday after next, July 14th at 7pm

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Second Concert Tonight!

Our second concert of the 2011 season is tonight June 23rd, 2011!
7pm! Atwater Park!
Because it is an outdoor concert we won't make a decision to play or not until about 6:50 pm.

Tonight's concert line theme (semi-ironically) is Water Music with special guest conductor Jamin Hoffman.

Brighton Beach - William P. Latham
Rainy Days and Mondays - Williams and Nichols; arr. Bill Holcombe
Hands Across the Sea - John Philip Sousa
Rubber Duckie - Jeffrey Moss; arr. Paul Yoder
Colonel Bogey March - Kenneth J. Alford
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson; arr. James D. Ployhar
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon; srr. Jerry Nowak
Highlights from South Pacific - Richard Rodgers; arr. Philip J. Lang
Manhattan Beach - John Philip Sousa
Thundercrest - Eric Osterling

Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 10, 2011

First Concert of 2011 Tomorrow!

Our first concert of the 2011 season is this Saturday, June 11th!
We start playing at 12:30 in Atwater Park (where Capitol Drive meets Lake Drive in Shorewood, WI.
We are the lunch-time entertainment during the annual Shorewood Men's Club Chicken Bar-B-Que.

Our theme this year is “On Wisconsin: Music with Wisconsin Ties”
32nd Division March - Theodore Steinmetz; arr. John L. Bach
Dreadnaught Overture - G.E. Holmes
Ludwig's Triumphal March - Patricia Backhaus
The Draper Hall March - Charles J. Orth; arr. Pauline Huggett
After the Ball - Charles K. Harris - arr. Harold L.Walters
Silver Wedding Serenade - Chr. Bach
Song of the Milwaukee Braves - John Krumdick; arr. P. Backhaus
Defenders of America March - Joseph Prindl
Shorewood High School Pep Song - Sandy Smith
On, Wisconsin! - W. T. Purdy; arr. Harry L. Alford

In case of inclement weather the concert will be cancelled - although the chickens will still be cookin' so please still stop by and pick some up!

Hope to see you there!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

2011 Season

I'm proud to announce the 2011 Shorewood Concert Band Season!

This all-volunteer band plays a series of four concerts in June and July in Atwater Park in Shorewood, Wisconsin.

This year's concerts:
Saturday June 11th 12:30 pm - On Wisconsin: Music with Wisconsin Ties
Thursday June 23rd 7:00 pm - "Water" Music
Saturday July 4th 6:30 pm - S.O.U.S.A. and Friends
Thursday July 14th 7:00 pm - Band Shell Classics

If you'd like to join the band please contact Pat Backhaus the director at or Frank Laycock the President, Announcer and Tuba Player at

This year's Rehearsals are:
Thursday, June 9th 7:00 – 9:00 pm Shorewood Intermediate School Band Room
Thursday, June 16th 7:00 – 9:00 pm Shorewood High School Band Room
Thursday, June 30th 7:00 – 9:00 pm Shorewood High School Band Room
Thursday, July 7th 7:00 – 9:00 pm Shorewood High School Band Room